I am not African American,
I am not Caucasian,
I am not Asian,
And I sure as hell am not other.
I’m just human.
But, where is that box I can check?
The bubble I can circle in?
The option that I can click on?
I am struggling to choose an answer that suits your criteria,
But also represents me.
I am not part of your statistic.
I am more than a multi-racial, lesbian being raised by a single mother.
I am more than a minority.
I refuse to label myself and force
Other people to do the same.
I do not need to “explain further.”
There is nothing for me to explain.
All I can say is,
I am more than a circled in bubble or a checked box.
I am what I want to be.